ZNA fundraising golf tournament set for Saturday
THE Zimbabwe National Army continues with its fundraising efforts with a golf tournament set for the Bulawayo Country Club on Saturday.
A field of more than 100 amateur golfers, which is likely to include senior army commanders, will take to the greens in a bid to raise funds for the five charities the army runs.
“We expect to conduct the draw today at the Bakers Inn offices as you know they have been our partners over the years now,” said chairperson of the ZNA Charities Lieutenant Colonel Fabion Chitungo.
The tournament will use a Four Ball Better Ball format.
In this format, golfers tee off in groups of four (either as one four-person team or as two, twoperson teams), and each golfer plays his own ball.
So there are four balls in play on each hole, but only one ball (the better ball, or low ball) counts per team per hole.
If four-person teams are in use, then all four golfers tee off and play their own balls into the hole.
The low score among the four counts as the team score for that hole.
If two-person teams are in use, then Team One and Team Two tee off together (so four balls are still in play), and each team’s low ball counts as that team’s score on each hole.
With two-person teams, 4BBB can be played as stroke play or match play.
The ZNA charities are Tsanga Lodge Convalescent Centre in Nyanga for the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, the Benevolence Fund for the welfare of troops on internal, external and international operations, ZNA Schools Welfare Trust which has a total of 12 primary and five secondary schools as well as the Widows and Orphans Fund that takes care of widows of soldiers before they receive terminal benefits.
Besides the golf tournament, the army also runs a football tournament as well as a horse racing event as part of its fundraising activities.
Highlanders retained the football trophy after beating Harare City 4-2 on penalties in which young goalkeeper Prosper Matutu put on a five-star performance that was capped by two spot kick saves.